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From: Jeanne Chippett <>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 14:52:39 +1100
Hi, someone asked about McIvor - I checked in the gazetteer on the new
CD of 1836-88 BDMs. It lists 3 possibilities: McIvor Creek - County of
Dalhousie. McIvorDiggings - County Dalhousie & County Rodney, McIvor
Shire - County Dalhousie. The following information is provided about
DALHOUSIE county, situated in the N.W. province. It is bounded on the N.
by Rodney and Bendigo counties, on the S. by Bourke, from which it is
separated by the Pyrenees mountains; on the E. by Anglesey; on the W. by
Talbot, from which it is separated by the Coliban creek. The chief towns
are Kilmore, Woodend, Carlsruhe, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Heathcote; and
the principal creeks which intersect it are Sugarloaf creek and Sandy
creek. The general formation of the country is undulating, with
occasional high ranges, and fine open grassy plains.
This county has a population of:
Total: 26,471 persons
of above 5 years of age, exclusive of Chinese and aborigines. Number of
houses, 5,249. The geological formation is extremely varied.
Land under tillage: 56,559 acres
Cereals: 367,670 bushels
Green crops: 6,343 tons
Hay: 7,863 tons
Tobacco: 90 cwt
Wine: 910 gallons
The sources Macbeth used for this compilation were:
Primarily The Victoria Gazetteer. 1879 originally published by
Balliere. Republished on microfiche by The State Library of Victoria.
The entries were checked against Place Names of Victoria, Les Blake,
microfiche edition, published by Macbeth Genealogical Books in 1986.
Hope this is helpful.
Regards, Jeanne C
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